Open: Summer 2018 TRC Internship

Owly, TRC's Resident Great Horned Owl

Owly, TRC's Resident Great Horned Owl

Dates: June – September 2018

Application Due: Open until filled

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW:

Teton Raptor Center is a nonprofit organization of conservation biologists, veterinarians, wildlife rehabilitators, educators, and volunteers, working together to help birds of prey and promote environmental health through veterinary care and rehabilitation, educational programs, and conservation research. We are located at the historic Hardeman Barns in Wilson, Wyoming.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

This summer 2018 internship is an opportunity to support the work of a vibrant and growing conservation organization. This holistic experience includes exposure to all program areas at TRC including education, research, and rehabilitation with a special focus on administrative and communications support. We are looking for someone who is curious, enthusiastic, and ready to roll-up his or her sleeves to work hard, deepen the work of raptor conservation, and be part of a passionate team.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:

Teton Raptor Center is seeking applicants with the following qualifications and skills:


  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills, including excellent writing skills
  • Familiarity with video and online media platforms
  • A love of nature and desire to share that passion with others
  • Knowledge of science, natural history, and birds of prey (a strong interest in wildlife, enthusiasm, strong work ethic, maturity, and willingness to learn are more important than academic qualifications)
  • Willingness to take initiative, roll-up your sleeves, problem solve, and multi-task effectively and with humor while working with a small group of very committed people
  • Ability to tolerate time spent in front of a computer, as well as physical labor
  • Good health and fitness, ability to perform physically demanding tasks such as cleaning and lifting (up to 40 lbs.) and work outdoors in all sorts of weather
  • At least 18 years old
  • Commitment to entire internship timeframe and ability and flexibility to work nights, holidays, and weekends
AREAS of EMPHASIS:

Supporting administrative and program teams

  • Assisting with public engagement at programs and events
  • Contributing content for social media sites, including Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter and TRC’s other communications channels (web, print, social and other media).
  • Providing facility stewardship support (e.g., lawn care, cleaning, flower care, etc).
  • Organizing photo and video content
  • Supporting conservation initiatives (e.g., Poo-Poo Project, Osprey Platforms, SoundScout)
  • Other creative projects
COMPENSATION/BENEFIT:

Stipend paid twice per month, based on an average 40-hour workweek (which will include some nights, holidays, and weekends). Internships may be used for academic or vocational purposes, but interns are responsible for making the arrangements necessary to receive relevant credit as a result of completing the internship.

EMPLOYMENT at TETON RAPTOR CENTER:

Teton Raptor Center is an equal opportunity employer with a smoke-free and drug-free workplace. Successful applicants will be required to pass a background check, driving check, and drug screening.

APPLICATION PROCESS:


  • Applications will be accepted through May 15, 2018.
  • Please send your resume, list of three references, and letter of interest as a single PDF document explaining your interest in our work and an answer to this question: What do you expect to achieve as a result of this internship opportunity?
  • Please email application materials as a single PDF to raptors@tetonraptorcenter.org. Please label your applications as follows: "Last Name_First Name_2018_Intern.pdf" (Ex. Audubon_Jane_2018_Intern.pdf.)

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